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jfJPill. pittfttt , Oct. Wf Wtt. Armstrong Co. Chorus Participants Selected FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN BEGINS — Purchase Line mittee sorting the plain and peanut candy. The goal for Future Business Leaders of America are up to their ears the club will be to sell the 4,800 boxes of the candy that in M & M candy. Shown above is the executive com- they ordered. Mike Hassan Addresses World Cultures Class by JOYCE TURENCHALK and KAREN CONNER Would you like to have your cake and eat it, too? Subscribe to your favorite magazine from any senior or junior before Oct. 20. 1975 and pay the lowest price anywhere. With over 250 different selections to choose from, what more could you ask? Oh, you are a junior or senior? Support your class by taking subscriptions from friends and relatives while earning a token of achievement yourself. Selling one subscription will earn a "spirit button," four subscriptions a "personalized mug," eight subscriptions either a small plush pillow, snoopy dog, "swing-a-ling," or a pen and pencil set. The choice of an AM clock radio, imperial camera, Panasonic ball and chain radio, "large shaggy dog," or a ten dollar cash award will be awarded to the highest salesman on the first turn-in-day. The second highest salesman on the first turn-in-day will receive his choice of a pocket transistor radio, soundscene cube radio, "giant plush pillow," travel alarm, or a five dollar cash award. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday following the first turn-in-day, there will be a drawing for those selling their quota with the winner receiving his choice of either a "giant plush pillow," or pocket transistor radio. For every two Reader's Digest subscriptions sold, students will have their choice of one of several posters on display. A choice of either a GE Modular Stereo with speakers, a car "8" track tape player, an AM/FM Digital Clock Radio, Litrinix Calculator, GE Trim- line Stereo, or Waltham Watch will be awarded to the highest salesman. A choice of either an AM/FM clock radio, portable professional hair dryer, cassette tape recorder, super star hair dryer, AM/FM portable radio, Kodak camera, or Schick crazy curl styler will be awarded to the second highest salesman. A "Pizza Party" will be awarded to the homeroom with the highest average sales per student, with individual minimum goals set at $14 per student, with individual minimum reached, a drawing for a choice of a Panasonic personal television, a 10-speed bicycle, or GE "8" track stereo with speakers will be made with those students selling 20 dol- lars or more being eligible. Don't delay, the sale closes Oct. 20, 1975. Trie choruses and special vocal groups are briskly preparing for their Christmas concert. The members of the Sextet are Inez Dilelio, Lydia Fyock, Brenda Hall, Julie Henry, Cora Nulph, and Jeanie Putt. Also performing in the concerts this year will be a Double Quartet, consisting of Jeff Baker, Rick Buterbaugh, Robin Caldwell, Karen Conner, Ramon Degenkolb, Brian Fetterman, Lydia Fyock, and Becky Miller. Alternates are Bob Bruton and John McCracken. Selection of girls for Triple Trio is not yet completed. The choruses have chosen their music and have been'rehears- ing for about two months. Sextet and Double Quartet were chosen last week and now are settling down to the task of choosing music. National Honor Society had its first meeting, Oct. 2, at which time they elected officers. Serving as the 1975-76 officers are Brenda Biss, president; Joyce Turenchalk, vice- president; Alice Gearhart, secretary; Jeff Baker, treasurer; and Lydia Fyock, reporter. Ideas for field trips and the initiation program were discussed and will be decided upon later by the officers. Class officers and student council members were installed last Monday, eighth period in the auditorium. As vice-president of the student council, Brenda Buffone acted as master of ceremonies. Highlighting the ceremony was the installation of student council members by Mr. Scott, president of Purchase Line Education Association: and the installation of class officers by Brenda Mumau, president of the student council and senior student council member, Bob Bruton, president of the senior class, addressed the audience on the qualities of a class officer. An address on student council activities and accomplishments was delivered by Brenda Mumau. Closing the ceremony was a word by Mr. Brocious, high school principal Mr. Poydence has once again kicked off the visiting lectures series in his tenth grade World Cultures Class. First to address the students was Mike Hassan, who spoke on Mideast Culture and the continuing civil strife in the Mideast particularly in Lebanon. Mike, who enjoys dual citizenship, is both a citizen of the United States and Lebanon. He is a graduate of IUP, and studied at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, where he specialized in Mideastern History and Culture. Mr. Hassan made several comments about his experiences in the Mideast. He said, "People were stopped at roadblocks and kidnapped, beaten, or even killed. I was walking down a street and a 14 year old boy pulled a machine gun on me. We could see the Israeli jets fly over the University on their way to battle." Concerning the narcotic scene in Lebanon, he explained, "If you're caught smuggling dope, there's no hope." FBLA Kicks-off Campaign HOMECOMING MUM SALE — Vera Peddicord is pinning a homecoming mum on Miss Vicki Veslany, student teacher under Miss Miriam Peles in the Business Education Department at Purchase Line High School. Miss Ves- lany supervised the sale of homecoming mums, which was sponsored by the FBLA at Purchase Line High School. Nobel Winners Assert Environmental Pollution Deserves Cancer Study By The Associated Press Two American scientists awarded the Nobel Prize for their research on the link between viruses and cancer say the relationship between environmental pollution and cancer in humans is more worthy of investigation now than viral study. "I don't want to downplay viral work, but the evidence available today is that the role of viruses in cancer is small," said Dr. David Baltimore, 37, microbiology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology "I think the best hope today for cures is research into environmental causes of cancer. This is a good place to put funds now ' Dr. Howard M. Temin, 40, who specializes in tumor re- search at the University of Wisconsin, said he also believes that environmental studies are important in trying to determine the cause of cancer. "It has been documented that several materials used in industry can cause cancer," he said, citing asbestos, vinyl chloride and some pesticides. Baltimore and Temin were named recipients of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Thursday. A third scientist, naturalized American Dr Renato Dulbecco, 61, of the Impeiial Cancer Research Fund Laboratory in London, was also cited for his research on viruses, but he did not comment on virus-cancer relationships. Baltimore, head of the tumor virology group at the MIT Cancer Center, said that although the link between viruses and cancer is not as important as that between pollution and the disease, research on viruses and the basic units of heredity they affect is vital. "With that knowledge, you can go after human cancer with a much greater arsenal," he said. Ternin said he was "overwhelmed and honored" with the $143,000 award he will share with Baltimore and Dulbecco, but he said the personal satisfaction he received from his cancer research was more important that the prize. "1 was very happy and shocked," Baltimore said. Although the three researchers were cited for independent work, they have been close friends for many years. The Purchase Line Future Business Leaders of America "kicked off" their M & M fund raising campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Plain or peanut candy will be available. An AM/FM digital clock radio will be awarded to the high salesman. Also a drawing for the pocket calculator will take place when the final sales are in. To be eligible for the drawing, students must sell one unit of 24 boxes. The student's name will be entered in a chance box one time for each unit sold above the quota. The profit from this fund-raiser will go toward various projects in which the club will be involved throughout the year. In addition, the profit will be used to help sponsor the Regional Workshop, Regional Leadership Conference, State Leadership Conference and the National Leadership Conference. Public support of this fund raiser will be greatly appreciated. The candy sells for 50 cents a box for both plain and peanut. Oct. 1 marked the date of the installation of FBLA officers for 1975-76. The officers were elected at the first meeting and installed by the club adviser, Raymond J. Keith, at the second local meeting. The newly elected officers are as follows: Kva Kellar, president; Diane Buterbaugh, vice-president; Denise Johns, secretary; Andy Kohut, treasurer; Donna Stockley, reporter; Monica Ob- loy, parliamentarian; Becky Miller, historian; and Jodie Baker, chaplain. During a special election following the installation of officers, junior and sophomore representatives to the executive committee were elected. They were juniors: Rosie McCracken and Brenda Buffone; sophomores: Kathy Rowley and Linda Henry. After the special election, Eva Kellar, president, presented Shanda Tyger a plaque for her achievement at the National Spelling Relay, in which she placed fifth. By BRENDA DIXON and TONI SPEVETZ Twenty years ago, in 1955, Miss Darlene Chakan was crowned Queen of the Prom at Elders Ridge High School. Last Friday, keeping the tradition in the family, her daughter, Miss Doreen Woodrow, was named the 1975 Homecoming Queen at Apollo-Ridge High School. Rose Steri, the 1974 Homecoming Queen, crowned Doreen at the halftime ceremonies. Doreen, escorted by Keith Kenny, wore a light blue knee length skirt and blue tweed cardigan sweater over a white turtleneck. Miss Woodrow, who lives in Iselin, is a very active member of our school. Aside from being the co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, she is a member of the yearbook and newspaper staffs, secretary of Student Council and belongs to the National Honor Society. After graduation, Doreen hopes to major in pre-school education at IUP. On behalf of the entire student body of A-R; Congratulations to our Queen! Two seniors at Apollo-Ridge High School have been named commended students in the Merit Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Our principal, Mr. Calvin Cooper, announced that the following students received letters of commendation: Susan Guthrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guthrie of Apollo RD 3 and Michael Hancock, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hancock of Clarksburg RD 1. Sue and Mike are among the 35,000 Commended students named nationwide on the basis of their high performance on the 1974 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (PSAT/NMSQT) Commended students represent less than 2 percent of those who are expected to graduate from high school in 1976. Not only has Sue Guthrie been named a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program, she has also been named the Apollo Junior Women's Club "Girl of the Month." Sue is a member of the National Honor Society, the yearbook staff, and a very active band member belonging to the Pep Band, dance band, Dixie Land band and Woodwind Ensemble. She also holds the office of Lieutenant in the band. After graduation she plans to attend either Penn State or IUP to major in nursing. Sue will be honored at a Junior Women's Club meeting and she will receive a plaque and a charm. The Apollo Lions' "Boy of the Month" is Jim Opfer who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean R. Opfer of Apollo. Jim is president of the Varsity Club and the National Honor Society, pitcher on A-R's baseball team, and a homecoming escort. His future plans in- clude attending PSU to major ticipate In the annual IUP lected. Apollo-Ridge will have in mining engineering. Jim Homecoming parade on Satur- 24 juniors-and[seniorsi taking will attend a Lions' club din- day, Oct. 18 The 165 members part in the chorus. Singifijj ner at Lew's Restaurant in of the band will march to the soprano I will be Becky Grind- Apollo and be presented with tunes of "Broadway Salute," a plaque. Another A-R senior is in the news this week. Don Deforno has been invited to attend the Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The symposium will be held at Penn State University from Nov. 2 to 4. There will be students presenting their projects and papers dealing with various phases of science. To get off on another note The Apollo-Ridge Senior High marching band will par- "Loves Theme," and "Smoke on the Water." Aside from performing at football games, the band, under the direction of Mr. Tom Kennedy, has taken part in many functions, held earlier this year. They have marched at the Indiana County Fair Band Night, the Kennywood Parade, the Avonmore Parade, and the AlleKiski Parade of Bands. The 160 students who will be participating in the Armstrong County Chorus have been se- At Harmony Seventh Graders Reveal Thoughts By ANNA MARIE SAWYER and JEANETTE RORABAUGH At Harmony this year we acquired two new teachers. One to take the place of Mrs. Ruthann Neal and a substitute for Mr. Frank Koziel who is on sabbatical leave first semester. We miss Mrs. Neal and Mr. Koziel, but we also want to make our new teachers welcome. Miss Mary Ann Hoitz of Hastings has taken over the Home Economics Department. She acquired her high school education at Northern Cambria and then went two years to Mt. Aloyious Junior College and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1975. She student taught at Purchase Line. She enjoys sewing and music. At Harmony she is acting as chaperone for the cheerleaders and is doing a good job. Miss Irene Skvir of Westover, assuming the music responsibilities in both grade school and high school, has no small job. She graduated from Williamsburg High School and then went to Mansfield State College and finished her education by graduating from Williamsburg College in 1971. She majored in instrumental music. She student taught at Elmira, N.Y. Her hobbies are painting, sewing and playing the piano. When asked what she thought of the school, she said she found the students interested in music and very helpful. On Friday, Oct. 10, the report cards for the first six weeks period Were handed out. The cards came to the school Monday and it was quite a race trying to get them all typed up and ready for Friday. Thanks to everyone that helped. This year the students at Harmony have really been showing some pep. So far, at all the girls' away games there has been a pep bus and at home you really hear some screaming and shouting. The girls are 5-0 so far and show some chances of winning the league. Keep it up, girls and fans. During the past week, your reports interviewed some seventh graders about their first year in junior high. We also talked to the teachers about how these students were adjusting. The teachers reported they are very curious, a little unsure of what to do and also come across as being "innocent." One teacher reported they haven't yet lost the lower grade habits. Another teacher felt they were very friendly and didn't really need to adjust to life at Harmony High — they just blended. As for the seventh graders themselves, they had something to say. Most everyone said they liked it and it wasn't as bad as they were led to believe. Like everyone else, they have their good days and bad days. Some thought with the day broken up into periods (unlike grade school) the time seemed to go faster. Almost everyone named physical education as their favorite class. We hope they like high school and continue to add that little bit of spice they have been contributing. So until next week, the Harmony Owls say, "Give a Hoot!" er, Kim Helenlc, and Pattl Snyder and singing soprano 2 will be patty Breznican and Connie Shaffer. Debbie Bdet, Debbie Beatty, Jane Carney, Cindy Creigh, and April Walters will be singing Alto I, and on Alto 2 will be Pat Harjti, Joanna Rupert, and Janice Strum. Mike Miller, Bob Peppier, Mike Shaffer and Keith Swarm will be in the Tenor section'. Mike Cowan and Mark Stringer will be singing Bass I and Dan Allen, Bill Duff, D6ft Guthrie, Bob Rae and Jim Stewart will be in the Bass 2 section. Congratulations to all of you. Do you feel like you're often in the dark? Well, the Political Activity Gub of A-R has the solution! Starting Oct. 29, the PAC will be selling Westinghouse lightbulbs in an attempt to raise money for a field trip to Philadelphia in the spring. The pack of 10 contains four 60 watt bulbs, two 75 and four 100 watt bulbs. Yes, buying a set of bulb's from PAC is really the bright thing to do, The junior class has had,,? tremendous response to their magazine sales. They have nearly achieved their goal qt $7000 in total sales. On Oct. 6, Tammie Weiss was awarded $20 for being the highest seljej of the campaign. All juniors who sold seven magazines or more qualified for the $7.7 drawing. The drawing was held on Oct. 10 and the lucky winner was Greg Mascha,K. Congratulations, Greg! Keep up the good work, juniors! Nov. 1 is the date for senipr college boards at Indiana and Kiski . . . PAC is holding a dance at the Apollo Community Center on Oct. 18 from 8-10:30 P.M. . . . Good luck to the football team as they fage the Leechburg Bluedevils. Holiday Commended For Score A senior at Homer-Center High School has been named a Commended student in the Merit Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Principals Michael Supinka and Bernard Liscik announced that a letter of Commendation was received for Michael Holiday, Box 115, Red Barn. Mike is among the 35,000 commended students named nationwide on the basis of their high performance on the 1974 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Commended students represent less than two per cent of those who are expected to graduate from high school in 1976. '£iiimiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim ! Journalism Class, News I i ' i Staff Tour Print Shop By LISA STOCKDALE and JOYCE SCHRECENGOST It was a tense moment for all involved and after long hours of practice and suspense, the final moment came! And the announcement! The 1975-76 Dayton High School cheering squads were chosen! Congratulations go to the Varsity cheerleaders: Pennie Miller, Jackie McEntire, Debbie Walker, Donna White, Annette Rupp, Lori Ellenberger, and Valerie Pence. The J.V. squad who will help cheer the Lions on to victories for the corning year are Tawnya Myers, Linda Barrett, Robyn Steffy, Lisa Bussard, Debbie DeLancy, Kelly Bruce, and Dana Brink. The cheerleaders have been practicing since the beginning of the term and are now cheering for the soccer team. Their sponsor, Miss Kropinak, advises the girls on all of the activities they have planned for the year and hopes that this year the combination of Lion sports and Lion cheering will be unbeatable. The Lions school newspaper, The Lion's Roar, went to the presses on Tuesday, Oct. 14, alter many long weeks of preparation for this first and important edition of the monthly paper. Miss Holmes, the advisor and chief proofreader and copy editor, has been driving the journalism class to produce, and this paper promises to be the best ever seen in Dayton. For the first time in several years, the newspaper will be printed at the Armstrong School District Print Shop in the Central Administration Office in Ford City. The entire 'journalism class and newspaper staff toured the shop on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and also toured the offices of the superintendent and other administrators of the school district who have their offices in one central location. Mr. Dick Learn, the Superintendent of Business Affairs for the district led the tour for the students. They day was really worthwhile because although we know much about the high school we attend, very few know much about the workings of the entire district of which Dayton is only a small part. The staff of the paper hopes that this year they will be able to produce a paper that we may all point to as the best in the district!!! The Student Council members attended another field trip on Friday, Oct. 10, under the supervision of their advisor, Mr. Wenckowski. The members of the Dayton council were one group who were the guests of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers museum at the Kittanning Marina on North Water St. The Sergeant Floyd is a floating museum in which are displayed slides, models, telescopes, murals, and many more interesting exhibits. One of Dayton's numbers was privileged to attend and participate in "America's Youth in Concert" which toured throughout Europe this past summer. Brenda Bly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bly of Dayton, was chosen after an audition to become a member of this 1975 program sponsored by the Universal Academy tor Music, Princeton, N.J. The purpose of the program was to demonstrate to the world the outstanding quality of America's musical youth and educational music programs in the United States. The experience also, of course, expands the musical and cultural horizons of the youth who attend the program. Brenda is a senior at Dayton and she was selected to play 2nd B-Flat clarinet for the concert band. Locally she participated in a district and regional band as well as two county bands and two honor bands sponsored by IUP. Several hundred students auditioned for the concert tour and following an extensive rehearsal in Europe, the students performed in Rome, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Geneva, Paris, and London. The tour was climaxed after 26 days by a return performance Aug. 5 in New York. Brenda said she got a chance to meet so many kids from all over the U.S. and also got the opportunity to see some of the places in Europe that many people will never see. Even in the hustle and bustle of the trip — touring, performing — and even getting their gym's new ceiling!! Yes, finally, after many years of looking at a torn and battered ceiling, we have a beautiful ceiling to sit under. With the new curtain that was received last year on the stage, the gym really is taking on a new look. Along with the ceiling many other improvements awaited the students this fall. The two old restrooms that were a part of the old building on campus were renovated with new tile and paint and two bright new shiny mirrors. Things are looking up — up North! A representative of Thiel Business College from Greenville visited the school to talk about the college and the opportunities there for prospective students. Mr. Englert, the guidance counselor at DHS, has arranged many interviews and speakers from various types of institutions to come to Dayton and speak to us. A repf resentative from Rosedale Technical Institute will soon be speaking to us about electronics and the fields of automotive and diesel mechanics. Yum, yum!! The juniors were trying their hands at culinary magic as they prepared their hoagies for a hoagie sale. - . lost in Paris - the group wai J,he h ° a § les we / e ™"te during . e. r still able to sample the traditions and customs of the countries they visited. If she ever has the chance to return, Brenda is sure to take a more careful and leisurely look at all she only glimpsed this summer. We're very proud of her selection and the fantastic honor that her selection brought with it. Meanwhile back in Dayton, the student body is admiring afternoon for sale to customers in school and out of school. Mrs. Weaver, the home economics teacher at DHS, is supervising the preparation of the hoagies, so we can expect excellence, of course. The juniors are going like gang bus j ters to make their exciting prom in May. The dance last Friday, with Bobby Harper, kicked off most of the moneymaking projects for the juniors this year.